Electrical accidents are considered one of the deadliest workplace accidents—only 1/10 of an amp is all it takes to stop a human heart. Between 2015-2017, there were 24 electrical incidents at Intel with just as many near-misses. This translated to over one million dollars in cost.
Seeing the benefits of investing in VR specifically around the reduction of total cost of ownership, more effective training, staff motivation and retention, as well as the ability to create immersive training environments where workers can learn by doing in a low risk setting, Intel created a virtual Electrical Safety Recertification course to improve their training offer.
The training course that Intel developed in VR presented trainees with immerse VR content, clear learning outcomes, risk management scenarios, and an avenue for 360 feedback.
Their investment in VR improved their training offer, and recorded a 5-Year ROI of 300%. Intel employees enjoyed VR training, with 94% of them wanting more virtual training. VR training helped reduce their total cost of ownership and increased trainee retention and motivation.